Last week I went out to the South Fork of Long Island on the Hampton Yarn Hop which was a bus trip organized by the lovely Phillys Howe. From New York City to Montauk, we went to 3 great yarn shops and a llama farm where we saw a lamb sheared for the first time. We were joined on our trip by some notable knitting “rockstars”; Rosemary Drysdale, author of Entralac, and Carla Scott executive editor at Vogue Knitting and editor in chief at Knit Simple magazines.
Our first stop was Purl by the Sea where Kay Gardiner, coauthor of the Mason-Dixon Knitting books and blog, gave a little talk about some of her blanket patterns. It was really nice to meet Kay and the shop was just adorable! I bought a beautiful skein of Rowan Drift (prettiest shade of red you’ve ever seen) that I’ve already managed to knit up into a super top secret sample for something… (more to come on that (hopefully))
Next up, we had a nice lunch at Inlet where we got a beautiful view of Montauk Bay and the vast array of wildlife that live there (we even saw jelly fish!). The weather was great and I even managed to not get a sun burn for once! Continue reading